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john kotfila is being remembered as a hero. the 30-year-old was killed by a wrong-way driver over the weekend. erik macbeth crashed into him head-on, on the selmon expressway. we're learning there is one part of the bay area where you are most likely to run into a wrong way driver. 10 news jonathan petramala is digging deeper into the growing problem of wrong-way crashes. there's one way to drive in south tampa.
for it to be the wrong way 8-months ago jeremy slezak was hit head on by a wrong way driver. we looked into it, and according to fdot over the last eight years you are most likely to run into a wrong way driver in tampa steve hagerty with tampa police says other factors like more traffic and more officers on the road could play a role florida highway patrol says other than staying alert, at night drivers should stay right, avoiding the left lane on highways, and if you see a wrong way driver, slow down and pull off the road the only way this wrong way survivor drives now. in tampa, jonathan petramala, 10 news wtsp.
your respects to deputy kotfila there will be an open visitation at saint timothy's catholic church in lutz, friday at 11:00 a-m. the service will follow at 1:00. the deputy will be laid to rest in his home state of massachusetts. new this morning, a cross-county chase ends with the suspect crashing into two deputies. the pasco county sheriff's office says 46-year-old christopher conti was intoxicated and swerving on the road. deputies followed him into pinellas county where they say he rammed his truck into two patrol cars. they found drugs and paraphernalia inside his truck. he faces a number of charges including aggravated assault with a vehicle. it's your choice in 2016 and today is a very important day for the presidential candidates. there are 5- primaries-- including florida. more than one- thousand delegates are up for grabs. trump was in tampa on monday where he got support from attorney general pam bondi and former alaska governor sarah palin. protesters who made their way in the room -- managed to disrupt the event 5
minutes. trump's rivals are targeting the g-o-p front runner -- and have been raising concerns about the tone of his rallies. marco rubio needs to win florida to keep his campaign alive. but trump leads the senator-- by a more than 2-to-1 margin. on the democratic side -- hillary clinton and bernie sanders are neck-and-neck in illinois. sanders is focusing on midwestern states after his upset win in michigan. clinton is trying to attract blue collar workers -- saying she'd stop any trade deal that hurts america. when results start rolling in tonight-- make sure you have the free "10news app"-- downloaded on your phone. you'll get instant alerts about the florida primary-- and what's going on in other states. new information in the deadly ambush outside a police station in maryland. prince george's county police say the undercover officer
killed -- was hit by a bullet from a fellow officer. detective jacai colson arrived in an unmarked car in the middle of the firefight. he was dressed in civilian clothes, and wearing no body armor. investigators say michael ford started randomly shooting at police while his two brothers recorded the whole thing. ford and his two brothers have been arrested. the latest in the deadly kalamazoo shooting rampage. a newly released police report says jason dalton told investigators he was being controlled by the uber app through his cell phone. authorities believe he carried out the february 20th shootings in between driving for uber. dalton is charged with killing six people and wounding two others. it's week two in the hogan versus gawker sex tape trial. on monday the former gawker "editor in chief" took the stand. "a-j daulerio" is the person who posted the sex tape online. he defended a controversial statement from a video deposition last week. he says he was
tapes are okay if the child is at least 4. the judge also sided with "bubba the love sponge's" motion not to testify -- calling the shock jock "untrustworthy." the founder of gawker will continue his testimony this morning. a sheriff's office investigation into the "go hillsborough" transportation initiative-- reveals "public records violations" from top officials, but no criminal charges. that was the decision from the state attorney's office -- following a six-month review-- prompted by our 10 investigates series. the report corroborates many of our findings: that the region's top officials frequently discussed taxpayer deals with "controversial consultant beth leytham." but-- there was nothing
they went about planning the county's transportation expansion. that could give new hope to advocates of a new sales tax in hillsborough. 10 investigates was the first to break the story. you can read much more of their findings on the "10 investigates" page on wtsp dot com. time now is . here's a look at headlines around the nation and the world in 60 seconds. on monday, sarah palin made a surprise appearance at donald trump's rally in tampa, despite canceling a solo event after her husband was in a serious accident. todd palin, is currently recovering in the intensive care unit after a snowmobile accident in alaska. she said that accidents like that put things "in perspective." he is expected to recover. mother teresa, the nun known for caring for the poor across india, will be given official approval to be declared a saint today. pope francis signed off on her second miracle needed for sainthood last december. that miracle was the inexplicable cure of a brazilian man suffering from multiple brain tumors in 2008. scientists have
the "timurlengia " was a horse-sized dinosaur that lived roughly 90 million years ago. it was a predecessor to the tyrannosaurus rex with a highly developed brain and a keen sense of hearing and smell. scientists say its discovery will help fill-in gaps of how the t-rex evolved. this morning -- the new owners of a habitat for humanity house are making themselves at home, but it's not any home it's a girl power house. the "girl powerhouse" on 109th avenue in largo is the second in pinellas county. 10 news reporter courtney robinson shows you how women --and only women, made this happen. you can see the nail polish . the jewelry . the skirts and the heels. but don't underestimate the power of these women. -- 16 2810 it gives you a lot of confidence when you do things like that when you're slamming a hammer working with tresses and hard things 20 -- this new house in largo is the result of 200 women and eight weeks of work. it's a girl powerhouse . a habitat house paid for by women and built by women .. for this woman:
her 12-year-old daughter sarah mae. -- 1620 20 we're in a one bedroom apartment right now and we been there for many years so now that she's gotten older it's getting really really cramped 27 -- in 2012 the single mother lost her home to tropical storm debby. less than a year later her heart failed. habitat saved her. with hammer in hand and many women by her side kim helped build her home . and her confidence. -- 16:19:00-05 "for me it's been long, but i've loved it. i've learned so many things. i've learned how to build a house." -- a house to call home . and remind her of what girl power really is. -- 1619 42 were gonna be stable. we have a place for sleepovers. -- in largo, courtney robinson, 10news wtsp. kim and sarah mae's home is the 351st habitat for humanity house in pinellas county. coming up at 5 on 10 news this morning, at least three police officers in chicago are hurt after a shooting during an drug investigation. we're working to get new details. cleanup will be underway this morning after a
through one ohio town. a sinkhole opens in the middle of a new jersey street and swallows a car! that and more coming up in just about 20 minutes. still to come here on 10 news early morning, health code violations so bad health inspectors called in backup! we'll take you to the popular nightclub shut down by the state on today's restaurant red alert! plus, the iditarod race takes a deadly turn. now the man charged for ramming two separate racing teams with a snowmobile is talking about what
a popular north tampa nightclub is after what state health inspectors call a rodent infestation. green gators bar out of the former location on anderson road, just expressway. the business is much more a nightclub than a restaurant. 10investigates looking into the bar's history of restaurant red alert. when we stopped by last week. the building was locked up and looked abandoned. it was a much with hundreds
and dancing. now management tells me they do still serve chicken wings. but much of their full scale kitchen is no longer is use. even so. state health inspectors ordered an emergency closure of the establishment march 4th. after an alcohol beverages & tobacco inspector reported to colleagues with the division of hotels and restaurants. his observation of hundreds upon hundreds of rodent droppings throughout the entire kitchen.. and the overwhelming smell of rodent urine. it was so bad. he recommended the health inspector bring extra help for the inspection! following questions for customers. green gators posted they closed down due to "a gas leak" on their official facebook page. since then we spoke with "boo" one of the managers who acknowledged that statement was untrue. he also declined to allow our camera into the kitchen. to show us if the problems were really cleaned up.
you who don't order food at green gators, the inspector found a host of other issues including a black or green mold like substance inside the ice machine and repeated violations for no soap or paper towels at the employee hand washing sink. green gators was cleared to reopen, the day after the closure. and speaking of health code violations, 10 investigates found big problems in the offices of the state agency which inspects florida's restaurants. an inspector reported finding 10 pounds of bat feces directly above the office of secretary ken lawson, who oversees the the florida department regulation. no one should enter his office because of air quality concerns. state lawmakers have ordered the department to find new offices by this summer. a graphic video is a man urinating on a conveyor belt at a kellogg's production plant in memphis. the f-d-a is investigating. showing the video because of its nature. kellogg officials say the video was recorded in 20-14, but they just became aware of it. they say products that could have been affected include rice krispies treats, rice
cereal and puffed rice cake products. since the video was shot back in 20- 14, those items would be past expiration if they were on store shelves. ### outrage after a deadly turn in the iditarod race. a 26-year-old man is facing charges for ramming two separate racing teams with a snowmobile. arnold demoski is accused of killing one dog and injuring several others. he's charged with assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. he admitted to drinking heavily before getting on his snowmobile saturday. he claims he blacked out, but here's what he says he remembers. the teams hit were two of the top mushing teams in the iditarod. both of them decided to stay in the race. coming up, a video you don't want to miss. a stampede that caught everyone by
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florida, but nothing like this! this is what's known as a "dolphin stampede." about 500 dolphins were in the water off dana point, california. the behavior can happen at any time and without any known cause. this is how they travel the fastest, at up to 25 miles per hour. coming up on 10 news this morning, the polls will be packed for florida's primary today. we will take a look ahead at what's next for the candidates after you make your vote today. three chicago police officers are recovering this morning after a city's west side on monday night. and if you are planning on taking a vacation any time soon, how to save next trip. whether you have 10 minutes or 30, we need to start your day. we're back in
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good morning and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. it's election day in florida. today you have a chance to vote in our state's primary, which could be make or break for a couple of the candidates on both the republican and democratic side. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live at the palma ceia baptist church, one of the busiest polling places in hillsborough county. sarah- 5 states will host primaries today and its setting up to be an extremely important day in the race to the white house.